These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: John Q.
Acceptable Targets: HMOs, large hospitals, and essentially any other piece of corporate health care. The entire movie is essentially framed as an attack on the health establishment.
Strawman Has a Point: At one point, the hospital administrator points out to the police that they cannot, under any circumstances, give John what he wants, or else there would be "guns in every hospital". Despite the fact that John does get exactly what he wants, because he took hostages, this is never brought up again.
Tear Jerker: Denzel's powerful performance lends itself to a couple of these, particularly when he finds out about his son's condition